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Beware of "Facebook Online International Lottery" Scam

2017-08-27T15:17:31 -  +
Beware of "Facebook Online International Lottery" Scam

The email message below which claims the recipients are winners in the Facebook Online International Lottery is a scam. There is no such lottery. As a matter of fact, there is no Facebook lottery. Therefore, recipients of similar messages claiming they are winners in some so-called Facebook lottery should never respond to the fraudulent email messages with their personal information or financial information, and should never send money to the lottery scammers.

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And, do not be fooled by fake Facebook lottery winning certificates and remember, once you are asked to send personal information or money in order to claim a lottery prize, it is a scam.

The "Facebook Online International Lottery" Email Scam

From: FACEBOOK COMPANY <fbus75@gmail.com>

Date: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 4:58 PM

Subject: Re:

*THE FACEBOOK TEAM COMPANY*

*INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD FACEBOOK HEAD LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA **Toll

Free: **(+1)-850-888-0075* <(850)%20888-0075>*Hotline: **425-336-0633* *Fax:**(+1)- 877-305-0687* <(877)%20305-0687>

*GREETINGS FROM THE FACEBOOK TEAM,*

*The Entire Facebook team are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY and we are giving out the total sum of $500,000.00USD (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) which is what you have just won.*

*Your name was selected in a raffle that was made for the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY for the year 2017 with the lucky number (FB-225-7736) so we need your fast response so that we can proceed with the claim process of your winnings.*

*Your name was selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook (Founder

& amp Chief Executive Officer). The promotion was made to make all

Facebook users to benefit from the profit the company made while they use Facebook.*

*Facebook is the first and ever largest means of meeting both old and new

friends.*

*The promo was done to serve as a means of appreciation to visitors on our site and also to help people to fight off poverty and to maintain a good standard of living.*

*However the results were released on the 1**st** Of AUG 2017 and your

Mobile Number was attached to REGISTRATION Lucky Number :* *FB-225-7736**AND BATCH NUMBER:03/02849/ The online draws was conducted by a random selection of Mobile Numbers. *

*We rolled out over $200,000.000.00 (Two Hundred million United State Dollars) for our anniversary draws. All participants were select through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 company mobile numbers and 30,000,000 individual mobile number from 45 mobile networks from Australia, New Zealand, North America, Africa, Philippines and others Asian

countries. As part of the international promotions program, which is conducted annually in USA, This promo is approved by the USA GOVT, American Gaming Board and licensed by the international association of gaming

regulators **(IAGR).*

*However, no tickets were sold but all Mobile Number contacts were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. The selection process was carried out through random mechanism selection in our computerized Mobile Number contacts machine** (TOPAZ)** from a database of over 10 Million Mobile Number contacts drawn from all the continents of the world.*

*Kindly contact Mr. Thomas Landis the General Secretary of the FACEBOOK TEAM and appointed as your claims officer via this email (**fbus75@gmail.com

<fbus70@gmail.com>**) immediately with the following information about you below:*

*Please you are advice to complete the form and send it immediately to our E-mail for prompt collection of your fund from the designated.*

*FILL OUT VERIFICATION FORM / DETAILS OF BENEFICIARY ONLY:*

* (1)FULL NAME: _________*

*(2)SEX: _______________*

*(3)COMPANY IF ANY: ____*

*(4)FULL CONTACT ADDRESS: _________*

*(5)WINNING MOBILE NUMBER & ALTERNATE NUMBERS: _________*

*(6)AGE: ____*

*(7)CITY: _____*

*(8)STATE: _______*

*(9)ZIP/PIN CODE: ______*

*(10)COUNTRY: ______*

*(11)OCCUPATION: _____*

*(12)E-MAIL ADDRESS: _______*

*(13)SCANNED COPY OF IDENTITY PROOF (MANDATORY)*

*(14)SCANNED COPY OF ADDRESS PROOF (MANDATORY)*

*As soon as he gets your email with all the information stated above he will tell you on what next to do as regards the claiming and receiving of your winnings of US$500,000.00.*

*Yours faithfully,*

*Dr. Thomas Landis*

*(Online Asia Coordinator)*

*FACEBOOK DRAW PROMOTION *

*For Further Clarifications Contact Tell: **(+1)-850-888-0075*

<(850)%20888-0075>*OR **(+1)- **425-336-0633* <(310)%20256-3129>

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  • Posted: Oct 12, 2018 at 3:03 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    "From: "Facebook Lottery Co-ordinator"
    To: Undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK.....BATCH/WINNING NUMBER: FB-575061/725
    Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:16:30 -0700"

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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2018 at 10:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- -- -- --

    From: "Facebook Team"
    Date: September 14, 2018 at 06:42:04 EDT
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK TEAMFacebook Loyalty Reward Promotion!!!

    From The Desk Of The President.
    International Promotions / Prize Award.
    Category : 2nd
    Ref: BML / B528 / 11US.

    Dear Winner,

    The Entire Facebook team are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY and we are giving out the total sum of US$3,000,000.00 (THREE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY) which is what you have just won.

    This promotional program takes place every year and this years online draws was conducted at the Facebook headquarters in California. Your Facebook account was picked randomly by the CEO himself and your winnings reference number is BML/ B528 / 11US. For more info as regards your claims, contact Anderson Webb at the paying bank, BNB Bank via this e-mail address (info@bnbonlinebk.com) with your full name, contact address and phone number.

    As soon as he gets your email with the information stated above he will tell you on what next to do as regards the claiming and receiving of your winnings of US$3,000,000.00.

    Thank you and More Congratulations.

    Announcer for Facebook.
    (Director of Comm./Public Affairs)
    Facebook, Inc.

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  • Posted: Jul 14, 2018 at 4:17 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "The Online Consumer Promotions 2018.
    European Region Office:
    Facebook International Lottery
    1601 Willow Road
    Menlo Park, California 94025.USA
    Inquiries Phone: 1-650-446-5022
    http://www.facebook.com.

    Congratulations,

    This is to officially inform you that we are still waiting to receive your mail regarding the confirmation of your winning with Facebook here in United Kingdom. We have confirmed your E-mail as one of the lucky winner but for further verification we would like you to confirm the following.

    (**) Your Full names:
    (**) Your Telephone Number
    (**) Your Contact address:
    (**) Your Occupation:
    (**) Your Country:
    (**) Your Age & Sex:

    Congratulations once more on your winning and I advise you to make a judicious use of this huge amount of money as soon as you receive it.

    Mr. David M. Wehner
    Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Facebook, Inc.
    1601 Willow Road
    Menlo Park, California 94025
    Inquiries Phone: 1-650-446-5022"

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  • Posted: May 14, 2018 at 2:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States

    I believe someone tried to scam me over the weekend. 1st someone posing as a friend on FB, messaged me stating she had good news; & that she saw my name on a winner’s list when a UPS delivered her alleged, FB lottery winnings.

    A Facebook employee, Peter Carna, has messaged me several times stating that I need to pay $2000, 1% of $2,000,000 for taxes & delivery before UPS delivers my winnings.

    Then another person, claiming that he was from the UPS, said he’d have my winnings delivered on Monday morning by 8am. Peter Carna again messaged me today with a ? mark.

    When I had communicated that I refused to pay any money, he offered to assist & inquired how much I could pay. Will someone investigate the aforesaid person, & hold guilty parties responsible who are attempting to exploit ppl?

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  • Posted: May 11, 2018 at 3:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    I was contacted here on facebook with regards to winning the facebook online lottery winning U.S funds in an excessive life changing amount.

    She asked for personal details

    My Name, My Email address, My Phone Number and My Home Address.

    She mentioned that she was contacting me on behalf of Mark Zuckerberg C.E.O and founder of Facebook.

    Asked if I believed her stating that I had to in fact believe her before she could proceed with further instruction.

    She was screaming suss. I went and sussed out her facebook profile stated that she was from W.A lived in QLD and had one mutual friend with me.

    She had on her profile a picture of a bunch of pretty red roses. She mentioned that I needed to contact a world bank manager and customs to organise the prize winnings to get to my front door at my home address as it was a rather large amount.

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  • Posted: May 7, 2018 at 1:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Renton, Washington, United States

    Someone got my address & they said a Check was Coming Federal Express..nothing about any cost or anything else was mentioned.

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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2018 at 6:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fresno, California, United States

    I contacted a gillermo Hernandez to see what was going on and confirmed it and never ask for any personal information but I would have to pay for shipping but no real information was given

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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2018 at 3:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    I have been contacted by a Jessic van der Merwe from Bidvest Protea stating that I have won R200 000. I have paid R3000 for a certificate but she now wants a further R3000 for customs clearance. Is this a scam?

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    • Posted: Mar 24, 2018 at 8:10 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Jan 13, 2018 at 8:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Austin, Texas, United States

    Scammers scammers scammers everywhere go away

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    • Posted: Jan 31, 2018 at 5:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      There is no "FACEBOOK WINNING ONLINE CLAIMING MANAGER"

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    • Posted: Jan 26, 2018 at 2:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

      I received a text message yesterday in regards with a face book lottery; the man said id won $5000.00 and I had to pay $300.00 to have the check sent to me; he said he was employed by face book.

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      • Posted: Jan 26, 2018 at 2:49 PM by info

        It is a scam. Once you are asked to send money, it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Jan 8, 2018 at 5:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Grand Lake Road, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Received a request for a Friend online at first. Then I received news that I had won $500,000.00 by this same individual. She gave me a list of numbers including a serial number. She said that if I paid an initial 400 dollars I would receive my winnings.

    When I told her I could not pay the money, she tried to convince me to buy an Itunes card for 100.00 dollars. Then I received a message from FedX and they wanted $200.00 for the delivery. Winnings do not cost anything to receive, besides the company should be covering that.

    Lastly, I received a phone call from California. When I checked the reverse look up, it came up John Smith, how original. I have all the info on my phone, should someone should want to check.
    I hope this will help someone else.
    Thank you.
    Jule Martell

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  • Posted: Jan 7, 2018 at 9:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Ossian, Indiana, United States

    This is what came to me - SCAM!! Thank goodness I didn't fall of it!

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  • Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 9:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States

    Facebook please write to all your billions of customers about a scam using your name called Facebook Lottery.

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  • Posted: Nov 21, 2017 at 9:47 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    I am being contacted right now via messenger by EVA Menefee...

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    • Posted: Nov 23, 2017 at 7:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Topeka, Kansas, United States

      Me too right now!! I told her I know it's a scam but she insists it's not and that I won $600,000.

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  • Posted: Nov 4, 2017 at 1:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

    I am being contacted right now as I sit here and type this message via text messaging. I'm glad I got on here and looked it up. They're trying to get me to send money for shipping and handling to Fed ex.

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  • Posted: Oct 28, 2017 at 8:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I was messaged by Mark Zuckerberg. I didn't get a code or anything, what do I do?

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    • Posted: Oct 28, 2017 at 9:29 AM by info

      Just delete the message because it was not sent byMark Zuckerberg. It was sent by online scammers.

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  • Posted: Oct 25, 2017 at 3:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I was contacted today. I was told that I won 800,000.00 USD. Then I was given the codes Fb-225-7736, ticket #fb-172-60, batch # fb-0281/544, serial # 99352748-2017. Please advise me on how to handle this

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    • Posted: Oct 25, 2017 at 4:54 PM by info

      Just delete the messages.

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  • Posted: Oct 24, 2017 at 2:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States

    I was contacted by 3 people who claim to be employees at FACEBOOK. ONE CLAIMED TO BE CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG. I paid $500. Then realized 24 hours later it was a scam. Too late!!

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    • Posted: Nov 20, 2017 at 6:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

      Me too, I received my message that I won six hundred thousand dollars in the Facebook lottery international.

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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2017 at 6:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

    I just received a message from Amanda Lewis saying she was told by the CEO of Facebook to let me know I was the winner of the Facebook International Lottery. She was very convincing !!

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  • Posted: Oct 17, 2017 at 9:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
    FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT.
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
    BATCH NUMBER: FB-0281/544
    SERIAL NUMBER: 99352748-2017
    TICKET NUMBER: FB-172-60
    CATEGORY: 2ND

    The Entire Facebook team are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY and we are giving out the total sum of US$1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS) which is what you have just won.

    Your name was selected in a raffle that was made for the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY for the year 2017 with the lucky number (FB-225-7736) so we need your fast response so that we can proceed with the claim process of your winnings.

    Your name was selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook (Founder & amp Chief Executive Officer ). The promotion was made to make all Facebook users to benefit from the profit the company made while they use Facebook.

    Facebook is the first and ever largest means of meeting both old and new friends.The promo was done to serve as a means of appreciation to visitors on our site and also to help people to fight off poverty and to maintain a good standard of living.

    Kindly contact Mrs JUDY HART the General secretary of the FACEBOOK TEAM and appointed as your claims officer via this email (unpaidoff@aol.com) immediately with the following information about you below:

    (i)Full Name:
    (ii)Residential Address:
    (iii)Private Mobile Number:
    (iv)Age:
    (v)Occupation:

    We want you to know that the Facebook board need to Reconfirmed the details from you once again for them to make use of it to get your winning Certificate and also Document ready before they can release your winning funds to you.

    When your Data-Bases info is confirmed it will be attached to your Winning Certificate and Clearance Document for the prove that you are the real Beneficiary owner of this Funds,We want you to know that before we can release your Winning Funds, you are going to chose between the (3)Below listed method of claiming your winning funds such as....

    (1) ATM Card
    (2) Check
    (3) Cash

    As soon as we gets your email with all the information stated above we will tell you on what next to do as regards to the claiming and receiving of your winnings of US$1,000,000.00.

    Thank you and Congratulations once again
    Agent Name: JUDY HART for CDAA
    Get some Zero paid Gear FBI SCAM PROTECTED

    Note: For security reasons and due to the mix-up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this notification strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by non-participants of this program. BE WARNED"Keep your winning information very confidential until your winning money is transferred to you. This is to avoid double claim of fund.

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    • Posted: Oct 21, 2017 at 11:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sunnyvale, California, United States

      I was contacted today by someone claiming to work for Facebook in the claims department and said that I had been picked by the CEO HIMSELF AND HAVE WON 650,000usd. His name is a James Williams Bills and he wants personal info. He hasn’t asked for me to send money. Is this a scam?

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      • Posted: Oct 21, 2017 at 11:48 AM by info

        Yes, it is a scam. There is no Facebook lottery.

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    • Posted: Oct 21, 2017 at 8:31 AM by an anonymous user from or near: High Wycombe, Western Australia, Australia

      I have someone contacted me today saying I have won the lottery.

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  • Posted: Oct 7, 2017 at 11:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

    I just got told I won 500,000,000 by Andrew Matthew; phone number 650 900 6075, and he was by texting me; his job title: administrative department.

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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2017 at 4:44 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mandaluyong City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    George Walker, I did not mean Thomas Landis.

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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2017 at 4:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mandaluyong City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    I received 2 emails from fbus70@gmail.com, first diplomat was Albert Wilhelm and 2nd was George Landis.

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